Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Lusaka pregnant woman killed by hubby

Danny Mwale

A 33 year old pregnant woman of old Kanyama compound in Lusaka has been killed by her husband after a marital dispute. The deceased who was identified as Rosemary Nyambe of unknown house number in Lusaka’s old Kanyama compound sustained a cut on the lower left eye and a bruised back. Police Acting Spokesperson Danny Mwale has told QTV News ...

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Low manufacturing industry contribution to GDP worries government

Margaret Mwanakatwe - Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister

Government says it is not pleased with the country’s manufacturing industry’s dwindled contribution towards Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Commerce Minister Margret Mwanakatwe says government wants to see an increase in its contribution from the current 7 percent to over 10 percent. In a speech read on her behalf by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Permanent Secretary Kayula Siame ...

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Keith Mukata found with a case to answer

Keith Mukata

The Lusaka High Court has found Chilanga UPND Member of Parliament Keith Mukata and his co accused Charmain Musonda with a case to answer in a murder charge. This is in a matter in which the duo is charged for the murder of Namakabwa Kwenda, who was a security guard at Mukata’s law firm. High Court Judge Susan Wanjelani says the ...

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Japanese firm embarks on projects to provide clean water in rural Zambia

Ndiyoi Mutiti

A Japanese firm, Yamaha Motors Company Limited has embarked on projects to provide access to clean water in rural parts of Zambia. Yamaha Motors has so far installed one solar powered mini-water purification plant using bio-filtration mechanism in Mangango area in Kaoma District, Western Province at a cost of over US$200, 000. The project, which is being implemented in conjunction ...

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Govt commits to address financial inclusion quandary

Finance Minister Felix Mutati

Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government is focused to limit commercial borrowing because of its impact on financial inclusion. The Finance Minister said this in Lusaka during the launch of the Zambia National Financial Sector Development Policy and National Financial Inclusion Strategy. Mr. Mutati says on Monday, Cabinet met to address the issue of debt and its impact on financial ...

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A 46 year old Zambian dies in SA hotel

Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba

A 46 year old Zambian national has died at an identified Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, minutes after collapsing in his room. Leornard Mushili, a resident of Chingola district in the Copperbelt Province, was pronounced dead by the paramedics who came to attend to him in his room before he could be evacuated to the hospital. The deceased was in ...

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CSPR in Eastern Province welcomes suspension of illegal gold mining

Maxson Nkhoma  - CSPR Eastern Provincial Coordinator

The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) in Eastern Province has welcomed government’s decision to suspend illegal Gold mining in Vubwi, Petauke and Nyimba districts. CSPR provincial Coordinator Maxson Nkhoma says the decision by government is in the best interest of the people of Eastern province and should be supported. Mr Nkhoma tells QFM News via telephone that his organization ...

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Exam leakages a social problem – SESTUZ

Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa - SESTUZ Secretary General

The Secondary Schools Teachers’ Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) says examination malpractice has now become a social problem. SESTUZ Secretary General Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa has told QTV News that the rate at which exam leakages are spreading like bush fires is worrying and calls for everybody’s involvement. Mr. Wamuyuwa says this is the problem that should not be left to the government ...

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Failure to address misuse of public funds irks Action Aid

ActionAid Country Director Nalucha Ziba

Action Aid Zambia says it is dismayed by government’s failure to address the misuse of public resources. Country Director Nalucha Ziba says there is need to strengthen the Public Finance Act by including more punitive measures and also strengthening public procurement to avoid resource wastage. Commenting on the latest Auditor General’s report, Ms Ziba notes that it appears controls have ...

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PF has not intentions to amend constitution to give Lungu third term

PF Media Director Sunday Chanda

The ruling Patriotic Front says contrary to claims by some political parties, it has no intentions whatsoever to amend the Republican Constitution to facilitate a third term for President Edgar Lungu. PF Media Director Sunday Chanda has told QTV News that the party has not considered amending the constitution. Mr. Chanda states that the party does not enjoy 100 percent ...

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